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Trade soars as buyers from across the UK flock to United Auction's first lamb sale at Lairg in Sutherland

By Caroline McMorran

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United Auctions sold 13,360 lambs at their first sale at Lairg on Tuesday.

A busy ring saw trade rocket as buyers from throughout the UK fought to secure the cream of the NCC hill lambs.

Some 10,500 wedder lambs sold to an average of £68.63 (up £9.34 on the year); selling to £86.50 for Cheviots from Joyce Campbell, Armadale, Thurso and £86 for Beltex Crosses from M MacDonald, Achentoul Cottage, Kinbrace.

Around 3310 ewe lambs sold to an average of £89.84 (up £16.80 on the year); selling to £220 for black Cheviots from G Ross, Heatherlea, Ardgay and to £200 for Cheviots from Joyce Campbell, Armadale.

Cheviot Wether Lambs

£85.00 The Glebe

£84.00 South Balkeith

£83.00 Armadale

£82.50 Armadale

Beltex Cross Wether Lambs

£82.00 Dorrery

£75.50 Achentoul Cottage

Texel Wether Lambs

£82.50 Carnich

£77.00 Langdale

£76.00 Llewellyn, Easterton

£76.00 110 East Kirtomy

Cross Wether Lambs

£80.00 Dorrery

£79.00 Auchlich

£79.00 13 Inverbreckie

£62.00 20 Strathnaver

Mule Wether Lambs

£68.00 Llewellyn, Easterton

Cheviot Ewe Lambs

£180.00 Craigiewell

£155.00 South Balkeith

£150.00 Armadale

£140.00 Inkstack

£140.00 13 Inverbreckie

£140.00 186 Migdale

£135.00 Ivy Cottage, Achentoul

£135.00 Millhouse

Texel Cross Ewe Lambs

£98.00 Carnich

£89.00 Langdale


£82.00 87 Torroble

£73.00 Thistle House

£72.50 Achlich

£71.00 West Shinness

£71.00 Millhouse

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